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2014

 

Professional Boards Forum Event- 5 February 2014
Generously hosted by Swiss-Re at their Centre for Global Dialogue, Rüschlikon.

Keynote speakers were Walter Kielholz, Chairman of Swiss-Re and Dr Ulf Berg Chairman of EMS Chemie Holding AG.
> See programme

The following Chairmen/Senior Non-Executive directors participated:

Carole Ackermann

Pius Baschera

Ulf Berg

Bruno Bonati

Monique Bourquin

Henning Boysen

Jurg Bucher

Heinz Martin Buhofer

Adrian Bult

David Cole

John Dacey

Michel Demaré

Tom de Swaan

Guy Emmenegger

Thomas Erb

Per Etholm

Renato Fassbind

Dominique Freymond

Rudolf Huber

Walter Kielholz

Andreas Koopmann

Peter Leupp

Thomas Meyer

Caroline Müller-Möhl

Reto Müller

Päivi Rekonen

Hans-Peter Rohner

Rob Routs

Daniel Sauter

Simona Scarpaleggia

Mirjam Staub-Bisang

Olivier Steimer

Franco Taisch

Pia Tischhauser

Franziska Tschudi Sauber

Valentin Vogt

Rolf Watter

Isabelle Welton

Alexandre Zeller

Member of the Board

Chairman

Chairman

President of the "Bankrat“

Member of the Board

Chairman

Chairman

Chairman

Chairman

Group Chief Risk Officer

Group Chief Strategy Officer

Chairman

Chairman

Chairman

Chairman

Chairman & Founder

Vice Chairman

Vice-Chairman & Personalkommission

Chairman

Chairman

Chairman

Chairman

CEO & Country Manager Switzerland

Chairman

Chairman

Member of the Advisory Board

Chairman

Chairman

Chairman

CEO

Member of the Board

Chairman

Member of the Board

Partner & Managing Director

Member of the Board of Directors

Chairman

Chairman

Member of the Board

Chairman

Allianz Suisse

Hilti Gruppe

EMS-Chemie Holding AG

Zuger Kantonalbank

Emmi

Kuoni Reisen Holding AG

Valiant Bank AG

Metall Zug AG

Swissgrid AG

Swiss Re

Swiss Re

Syngenta

Zürich Insurance Group Ltd

Skyguide

Franke Holding AG

P/E Strategic Partners AG

Swiss Re

Post CH AG

Looser Holding AG

Swiss Re

Georg Fischer AG

Gurit Holding AG

Accenture AG

Müller-Möhl Group

Helbling Holding AG

Trestle Group Foundation

PubliGroupe SA

Aegon Group

Bank Julius Baer & Co. Ltd

IKEA Schweiz

V-Zug AG

Banque Cantonale Vaudoise

Raiffeisen Group

Boston Consulting Group

Wicor Holding AG

Burckhardt Compression AG

Nobel Biocare Holding AG

NZZ Media Group

SIX Group AG

“The quality of the participants bodes well for Swiss boards – it was in my view the highest calibre collection of women I have seen. There was great energy in the room and it was a pleasure to contribute to such an enjoyable event.”

Ulf Berg, Chairman,
EMS-Chemie Holding AG

2015

 

Professional Boards Forum Event - 3 February 2015
Zürich on 3 February 2015, kindly hosted by Swiss-Re at Centre for Global Dialogue, Rüschlikon.
Keynote speaker was Alexandre Zeller, Chairman, SIX Group.
> See programme

The following Chairmen/Senior Non-Executive directors participated:

Marieke Bax

Clive Bellingham

Bruno Bonati

Heinz Martin Buhofer

Adrian Bult

David Cole

Diane de Saint Victor

Josef Anton Felder

Julie Fitzgerald

Hans Hess

Rudolf Huber

Max E. Katz

Peter Leupp

Raymond Loretan

Ruth Metzler-Arnold

Thomas Meyer

Reto Müller

Päivi Rekonen

Jane Royston

Peter Schaub

Mirjam Staub-Bisang

Alexander von Witzleben

Alexandre Zeller

Board Member

NED 

President of the "Bankrat“

Chairman 

Chairman 

Group Chief Financial Officer

General Counsel, Company Secretary   

Chairman    

Member of the Management Board

Chairman 

VRP

Vice Chairman

Chairman 

VRP

President of the Supervisory Board

Country Managing Director Switzerland

Chairman 

Global Head of HR Technology

Vice Chairman

Chairman 

Member of the Board

VRP

Chairman of the Board of Directors

VastNed Retail

PwC Global Board

Zuger Kantonalbank

Metall Zug AG

Swissgrid AG

Swiss Re

ABB Ltd

The Nuance Group AG

PwC Switzerland

COMET AG

Looser Holding AG

Charles Voegele Holding AG

Gurit Holding AG

SRG Idée Suisse

Switzerland Global Enterpris

Accenture AG

Helbling Holding AG

UBS AG

Supercomputing Systems AG

CPH Chemie + Papier Holding AG

V-Zug AG

Feintool International Holding AG

SIX Group AG

“One of the most interesting board events in Europe. It provides you with the unique opportunity to meet a high number of very capable female board-member candidates.”

Alexandre Zeller,

Chairman, SIX Group

2016

Professional Boards Forum Event - 26 May 2016, Zürich

Hosted by Swiss-Re at Centre for Global Dialogue, Rüschlikon.


Keynote speakers were Tom de Swaan, Chairman, Zurich Insurance Group AG and Valentin Vogt, President, Swiss Employers' Confederation.
> See programme

The following Chairmen/Senior Non-Executive directors participated:

Tom de Swaan

Valentin Vogt

Gilbert Achermann

Jens Alder

Marieke Bax

Clive Bellingham

Andrea Broggini

Heinz Martin Buhofer

David Cole

Hanne De Mora

Per Etholm

Heinrich Fischer

Julie Fitzgerald

Martin Naville

Eric Schuh

David Thomlinson

Rolf Watter

Alexandre Zeller

Chairman

President

Chairman

Chairman 

Board Member

NED 

Chairman    

Chairman

Group CFO

Chairwoman

Chairman

Chairman

Member of the Board

NED

Head Casualty Centre

Formerly: Managing Director

Partner

Chairman

Zurich Insurance Group AG

Swiss Employers’ Confederation

Straumann Holding AG

Alpig Holding AG

VastNed Retail

PwC Global Brand

Kieger AG

Metall Zug AG

Swiss Re

a-connect AG

P/E Strategic Partners AG

Orell Füssli Holdings AG

PwC Switzerland

Swissquote Bank SA

Swiss Re

Accenture

Bär & Karrer AG

SIX Group AG

“To be successful, boards must focus on the right areas and operate in the right way, function well together and have strong working relationships. In my experience women bring different perspectives to the boardroom discussions: listening, empathy, weighing and balancing different views, different risk awareness and risk appetite.”

Tom de Swaan, Chairman of Zürich Insurance Group and DSM

2017

Professional Boards Forum Event - 17 May 2017, Zürich

Hosted by Swiss-Re at Centre for Global Dialogue, Rüschlikon.

Keynote speakers were Peter Voser, Chairman, ABB Ltd and Dr Christoph Franz, Chairman, Roche Holding AG

> See programme

 

The following Chairmen/Senior Non-Executive directors participated:

Dr Christoph Franz
Peter Voser
Walter Kielholz
Tom de Swaan
Martin Naville
Albert M. Baehny
Raymond Baer
Clive Bellingham
Rolando Benedick
Bruno Bonati
Andrea Broggini
David Cole
Julie Fitzgerald
Dr Martina Hirayama
Antoinette Hunziker-Ebneter
Dr Hasso Kaempfe
Dr Hans Künzle
Barbara Kux
Marin Le Corre
Urs Rohner
Daniel Sauter
Dr Rolf Soiron
Dr Rudolf Wehrli

Chairman
Chairman
Chairman
Chairman
Board Member
Chairman
Formerly: Chairman
Global Board Member
Chairman
Chairman
Chairman
Group CFO
Board Member
Chairwoman
Chairwoman
Chairman
Vice Chairman
Member of the Board
Nominee Director
Chairman
Chairman
Chairman
Chairman

Roche Holding AG
ABB Ltd
Swiss Re AG
Zurich Insurance Group AG
Swissquote Group Holding Ltd
Geberit AG
Julius Baer Gruppe AG
PwC Switzerland
Manor Sud SA
Schauspielhaus Zurich
Migros Genossenschafts Bund
Swiss Re AG
PwC Switzerland
Swiss Federal Institute of Metrology METAS
Berner Kantonalbank AG
Hero Group
Helvetia Holding AG
Henkel
International Finance Corporation
Credit Suisse AG
Julius Baer Gruppe AG
Lonza Group AG
Clariant AG

“Boards must become more agile to keep up and adapt in a digitalised world. Diverse expertise will be required – we will see boards grow in size and tenures becoming shorter.”

Peter Voser, Chairman, ABB Ltd

“Executive leadership is not the only experience boards should be looking for. A diversity of backgrounds and deep sector knowledge can add considerable value.”

Dr Christoph Franz,

Chairman, Roche Holding AG

2018

Professional Boards Forum Event - 9 May 2018, Zürich

Hosted by Zurich Insurance Group at Zurich Development Center, Zürich

Keynote speakers were Michel Liès, Chairman, Zurich Insurance Group AG & Urs Rohner, Chairman, Credit Suisse Group AG
> See programme

The following Chairmen/Senior Non-Executive directors participated:

Michel Liès

Urs Rohner

Dr Ulf Berg

Andrea Broggini

Luis Cantarell
Felix Ehrat

Julie Fitzgerald

Prof Dr Martina Hirayama
Dr Hans Künzle

Barbara Kux

Martin Naville

Paivi Rekonen

Prof Dr Gudrun Sander

Samih Sawiris

Eric Schuh

Andreas Staubli

Oern Stuge MD
Prof. Dr. Franco Taisch

David Thomlinson

Valentin Vogt

Olga Zoutendijk

Chairman

Chairman   

Chairman

Chairman

Board Member

Chairman

Board Member

Chairwoman

Vice Chairman 

Board Member

Board Member

Board Member

Director for Diversity & Mgt Programmes

Chairman

Global Head, P & C Solutions

Incoming CEO

Chairman

Chairman

Formerly: Managing Director

President

Former Chairman

Zurich Insurance Group AG

Credit Suisse Group AG

EMS-Chemie Holding AG

Migros Genossenschafts Bund

Globalance Bank AG

Nestlé Health Science SA

PwC Switzerland

Institute of Metrology METAS
Helvetia Group 

Henkel AG & Co KGAA
Swissquote Group Holding Ltd

Konekranes plc
University of St Gallen

Orascom Development Holding AG

Swiss Re

PwC Switzerland

Orsco Life Sciences AG

healthbank group 

Accenture

Swiss Employers' Confederation

ABN Amro Group NV

“It was an excellent event and PBF enables great talent to immediately stand out and collaborate directly with experienced board Chairpersons. I am convinced it will help drive change and a rethink of the way corporations recruit
Non-Executive directors.”
Urs Rohner, Chairman, Credit Suisse Group AG

Zürich Past Events

2019

Professional Boards Forum Event - 28 May 2019, Zürich

Hosted by Zurich Insurance Group at Zurich Development Center, Zürich

Keynote speaker: Michel Demaré, Vice Chairman, UBS Group AG and Andreas Schmid, Chairman, Flughafen Zürich AG

> See programme

The following Chairmen/Chairwomen participated:

Michel Demaré

Andreas Schmid

Dame Inga Beale

Rolando Benedick

Felix Ehrat

Julie Fitzgerald

Dominique Freymond

Adrian Keller

Michel M. Liès

Pauline Lindwall

Laura Meyer

Martin Naville

Ursula Nold

Alice Šáchová-Kleisli 

Andreas Staubli

Vice Chairman

Chairman

NED

VRP

Chairman

Board Member

Vice Chairman

Chairman

Chairman

Board Member

Board Member

Vice Chairman

President

Board Member

CEO

UBS Group AG

Flughafen Zürich AG

London First

Valora Group

Globalance Bank AG

PwC Switzerland

Reliva AG

DKSH Holding AG

Zurich Insurance Group

Swedish Match AB

Hotelplan Group

Swissquote Bank SA

Migros Genossenschafts Bund

SRG SSR

PwC Switzerland

“It was a pleasure to host the PBF at our Zurich Development Centre. I was impressed by the turnout and
commitment of my fellow Chairmen, as well as the high calibre contributions from an impressive group of Non- Executive director candidates.”
Michel M. Liès, Chairman,

Zurich Insurance Group